JAPAN: Tightening the Screws

On June 19, the day Dwight Eisenhower is scheduled to arrive in Tokyo, Japan's revised, ten-year security pact with the U.S. will automatically become law—provided that the Japanese Diet is still in session. Last week, as the capstone of their fanatical drive to kill the treaty, the 165 members of the Diet's Socialist minority solemnly vowed to resign en masse, a move that they hoped would simultaneously force immediate dissolution of the Diet and topple the government of Premier Nobusuke Kishi. To supplement these "parliamentary tactics," the Socialists screwed up to more frenzied pitch...

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